Martha Ballard's Diary, June 14 - 18, 1794

14 7
Clear morn, A fine Shower aftern. I was at mr Densmores to See his Dagt Dorcas who has a Soar throat. we gave her Cold wtr root Tea & a fue drops Viteral. I finisht kniting my Stockins. at mr Densmo to See Dorcas.  
15 E
Clear & very Coal for ye Season. mr Ballard returnd from Washington. Betsy & Lidia Densmore here, inform me Dorcas is better. Dolly Came home from mr Pollards. I Coverd my plants for fear of a frost. at home. a Cold Day.  
16 2
Clear, a frost this morn. I planted 10 Cramby Beens. mr Bullin, his wife & Son here. Capt Nichols, his wife, Son & Dagt took Tea with us. Dolly & Sally went to mr Shepards, Bot 9yds Callomanco @ 2/4 yd for me a Skirt. I have workt in my Gardin. at home. Capt Nichols, his [wife] & [other] friends here. my Girls at the hook.  
17 3
Clear. we quilted a quilt for me. mrs Densmore, her Dagts & Polly Livermore helpt us. Dolly Bot 2 Setts Tea Cups & a Tea pott at mr Blaks. at home. quiltd my Coat.  
18 4
Clear morn. Dolly went to mr Burtuns to work. I went to See mrs Smith, Shee has taken Cold & is unwell. her Sister Came there ys day. Son Jona Calld me to See his Childn, they are Exercised with a Disentary. I was at Son Pollards. my Dagt is washing. at mr Smiths, Burtuns, Pollards & Son Jon as. Jamess [Brother] Sleeps here.  

Source: Transcription courtesy of Robert and Cynthia McCausland.